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Nato Thompson

In conjunction with the Clocktower, Creative Time's chief curator Nato Thompson interviews socially engaged and politically active art world figures about their projects and artistic contributions. Since 2007, Thompson has organized major projects for Creative Time, such as the Creative Time Summit (2009 and 2010), Paul Ramirez Jonas’s: Key to the City (2010), Jeremy Deller’s It is What it is with New Museum curators Laura Hoptman and Amy Mackie (2009), Democracy in America: The National Campaign (2008), Paul Chan’s acclaimed Waiting for Godot in New Orleans, and more.

His activist writings have appeared in numerous publications including BookForum, Frieze, Art Forum, and Parkett. In 2004, the College Art Association recognized him with an award for his distinguished writing in Art Journal. He curated the exhibition entitled Experimental Geography, for Independent Curators International. His book Seeing Power: Socially Engaged Art in the Age of Cultural Production came out in January 2012 by Melville House.